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Things That Gave Us Life This Week: "Mara, Please Make It So" Edition

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Things That Gave Us Life This Week: "Mara, Please Make It So" Edition

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Our weekly roundup of the best things that happened online and IRL.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Root gave those of us who still pine for "Girlfriends," the long-running television show focused on the lives of best friends Toni, Maya, Joan, and Lynn, two things to be excited about this week. Six years after its cancellation, TV One is set to air reruns soon (get the Merlot ready, y'all) and Mara Brock Akil tweeted that she was working on getting a "Girlfriends" movie made. 

We ask the movie-making powers that be give us "Girlfriends: The Movie" and just forget about making that rumored "Sex and the City 3." 

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Instagram user Islandboiphotography

Instagram user Islandboiphotography

Wig designer Hadiiya Barbel has made some of the most well-known musicians, television personalities, and models queens with her Crowns, her line of customized hairpieces. But, as she told us in her 2013 mater mea feature, she's more excited about the work she does with women and children who have lost their hair for medical reasons.

So we were incredibly moved when we learned about Barbel's latest good deed from photographer Joey Rosado's Instagram. Madison is a little girl who lost all of her locs due to alopecia. Her family was told it would be impossible to find a wig that would replicate what she lost. But thanks to social media, they were able to find Barbel and her Crowns, and give Madison a gift we don't think she'll soon forget. (Read the full story here.)

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